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Literary spiritualism

It’s YALSA Symposium weekend…two days to talk about Young adults, books and libraries. I don’t often give up a Saturday, but this was definitely worth it. 214 more words

YA Literature

Three Books I'm Considering Reading Aloud to 5th Graders

This is one of the hardest parts about reading aloud: Selecting the title! One of the 5th grade classrooms invited me to read aloud in their classroom in November. 552 more words


The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs by Jack Gantos

I gave this book 2/5 stars.

I picked this book up thinking it would be a nice, light hearted, middle grade novel based off the book cover. 142 more words


Dead End in Norvelt

Dead End in Norvelt

Jack Gantos

3 out of 5

At some points in this book it is a little boring and hard to follow but sometimes it is hilarious. 44 more words

Summer Reading Book Reviews

The Cover Wars

The Cover Wars! Where we judge books by their covers and their back copies. Join in :)

This fierce black comedy from the master of turning his own true story into semi-fictional gold charts the summer at age fourteen that his alter-ego’s life starts to go off the rails.

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The Cover Wars

Inspiration, take 2

Here is a completely different take on “Where do you get your ideas?” from another author who writes for children and adults.

Conversations With Literary Ex-Cons: Jack Gantos – The Rumpus.net.



Hello our names are Chloe, Michael, Nathan, and Paige and we are Kings Court Inc. We are 10th graders at Tyrone Area High School. For our English 10 class, we decided to create a unit that educators can use when teaching the memoir, “Hole In My Life”, by Jack Gantos. 112 more words

Jack Gantos